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Performing Arts is fundamental to the personal development of our young people and allows them to develop relationships, and empathy and also to reflect upon and challenge the wider world. We believe the power of performance work can unite students, promote diversity and equality and transcend difference.
KS3 Performing Arts intends to inspire students to develop the creative and personal Six C skills in a variety of disciplines and mediums. Students complete a range of activities in the three strands, creating, performing and appraising. In Drama, they will explore scripted and devised topics including mime, masked performance, modern plays, Greek Theatre and theatrical devices. In Music, they will participate in music from a variety of cultures and traditions including Disco, Pop, Classical, Christmas Ukulele and African. At KS4, students may extend their studies in GCSE Music, Drama and Dance. Here, they are able to further develop composition, and devised and choreographic skills. In addition to the study of professional practitioners, students are encouraged to develop their own performance practices and collaborate with companies to create original performance material. This is further extended at Btec Performing Arts in the sixth form.
Across the academic year, all students are invited to participate in a number of trips including visits to the local and regional theatres. There are regular performance opportunities at Carey Lodge and our students run performing arts workshops at our local feeder schools. We have an annual school production and a Christmas Concert in December, a dance show in January and a summer INSPIRE event. Inspire students have also participated in three Performing Arts Tours to Germany in 2012, Belgium in 2014 and Amsterdam in 2017 generating performance work that related to the areas they are touring. We regularly participate in Sign 2 Sing and other charity events to support the local community such as arthritis UK and MIND.